DONALD Trump reportedly wants to start a political action committee that is run by his ex-adviser as he's due to warm up to a 2024 run in his CPAC speech.
The former president is eyeing up Corey Lewandowski to head up the new super PAC, Fox News reported.
Lewandowski served as Trump's campaign manager in 2016, before being fired in the 2016 presidential primaries.
He remained close with the president, acting as an outside adviser, before becoming a top adviser on Trump's 2020 re-election run.
The decision to start the new venture was reportedly made during a meeting last week in Mar-a-Lago when Trump met with his political team.
At the meeting, according to the outlet, was 2020 campaign managers Bill Stepien and Brad Parscale, senior adviser Jason Miller, former White House social media director Dan Scavino, and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Sources told Fox that, while Trump's post-presidency activities were discussed, plans to start the PAC were not final.
"MAGA supporters and candidates supporting President Trump’s America First agenda are going to be impressed with the political operation being built out here," Miller told the outlet.
"We expect formal announcements of the full team in the coming weeks, which will include some very talented operatives not yet named."
The news comes just day before Trump is expected to "warm up for a 2024 bid" by slamming President Joe Biden at his first public speech since leaving office, sources claim.
Trump is expected to lash out at former opponent Biden, on policies such as immigration, Covid-19 and China – and stop short of announcing a fresh bid for office at the next presidential elections.
Sources told Fox News how Trump plans to use the address at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) on Sunday as a spring board.
The sources said he will go between "warming up to the idea of a 2024 run, and walking right up to the line of announcing another campaign”.
But the Republican will not be making an official announcement at the summit in Orlando, Florida – of which he is the keynote speaker.
GOP representatives including Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will all be in attendance.
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